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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald- Youth Family manufactures lucky doll-like trolls TORONTO Helena Kuuskoski and her two Johannes and all recent immigrants to Canada from are hoping the provincial government will help them nanufacture magical trolls. They are trying to realize a dream that was a reality back in .heir native manufacture the trolls and eventually a troll forest similar to the one they created and ran in Finland for visitors who came to see the mythical Scandinavian dwarfs. Helena said the making of the doll-like trolls came about by accident 20 years ago when she and her from who she has since been made their two children clowns as Christmas dolls. She said the clowns were such a success that she decided to spread her creative joy around among other children She began to make and sell her own stuffed dolls. In the magical trolls were so successful that they had to add more hands to the business. So unemployed former mental patients and capable of working with his added to the payroll. In no Helena they were exporting the little trolls to other including the United States In the short time they have been in Helena and her two children have made hundreds of trolls as sample lines to show retailers provincial ministry of tourism has shown a real interest in us. especially in the troll forest Helena said. She said in Finnish the trolls are small creatures who may have fur on their legs or around their necks. They may have toes and are usually endowed with exceptionally large noses. They have pointed ears and are invisible to everyone but children of all ages and people who are especially kind and loving Top choice It's not often a mascot gets a chance to show the top brass who's really top dog but when the Toronto Scottish regiment cadet corps' annual inspection Dude was ready. He sat quietly at came Fort York Armory alongside his L. Cpl. Philip and Master Mark 16. Then when Lieut. Charlie Rich came up he jumped to shake a paw and show off his coat. rOUCH AVAILABLE FOR LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS Tap out telephone numbers almost as fast as you can say The streamlined Touch-Tone phone puts you in touch with tomorrow. It's the first big step to the home and office communications centre of the future. Touch-Tone is just as accurate and efficient as it looks. It can now be installed in homes or offices in a spectrum of colors and models. And the tones you hear as you nimbly touch the numbers are music to your CALL OUR BUSINESS OFFICE TODAY PHONE 328-5551 Availabla In Princess and Conttmprt modtIs. French youngsters end up brawling instead of dancing you In touch with tomorrow PARIS For mil- lions of French youngsters the Saturday night dance is the event of the week. But for many of them the night ends in jail or even the morgue. All too often the fun and games end in a brawl and even shooting. Tragedy also'strikes as the dancers pile into often worn- out cars to drive home as far as 60 miles. Somewhere along the road the car leaves the road on a curve and piles into a tree or dives into a killing or maiming the passengers. Some to dances are organized each weekend in mostly in the prov- inces where even the attract- ion of the television and mov- ies has not cut attendance. In the overcrowded dance the hat rises. Ex- citement is driven to fever pitch by frantic pop music and suddenly someone throws a punch. Within minutes the fight be- comes general and police are called. An amazing 20 per cent of the dances end in many sparked off by rival gangs who fight with broken wrenches and tireirons. But police and tire-irons ally quite young man who throws a punch show the girls how big he Police and dance organizers are often at a loss to know what to do about the disturb- ances and do not always see eye to eye. mere sight of a police- man is enough to set off a one organizer said. But at recent general meeting of dance a resolution was passed say- ing that incidents must stop and the police must help Many organizers are hiring many of them ex- wrestlers or experts in judo. Others are hiring fierce trained German shepherd dogs to keep order. One bouncer said he thought he had intervened at least 30 times in one night. I am not there to hit them. I just split them up and throw them One young man was given a heavy jail sentence for get- ting a gun from his car and shooting into the crowd when he had beeh thrown out of a dance. Organizers said one of the main causes of fighting and of the post-dance car accidents is although alcohol is theoretically banned from dance halls except for beer. Police said drinking and overcrowding cause the fatal accidents on the way home. In one recent case there were nine youths in a car that skidded off a road and hit a tree. The driver was killed and the eight aged from 16 to were badly hurt. District resident awarded A Hill Spring resident who's studying journalism at Utah State University has won a Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association award for excellence in editorial writing. Brent son of Grant and LaReine pointed out similarities between events Alexander Solzhenitsyn reported in Russia and occurrences in the United States in his prize-winning editorial Mr. Barker's edijtonal appeared in Student USU's campus newspaper. Last year he won the Salt Lake Deseret News summer internship. Dance school N.Y. Bennett College and New York University will open a special six-week program in July to give students aged 13 to 16 the chance to pursue a dancing career while continuing their education The pupils will train with NYU's professional dance company on the campus of Bennett located 80 miles north of New York City. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By CINDY OKART Kate Andrews High Coaldale May is here again and spring is in the air. Students are wondering and dreaming about the summer months. Some of them thinking of a job and others of lazing around in the hot sun. The waiting gets harder as the days get longer and a constant feeling of spring touches even the dreariest person. All of the students seem to have a continually decreasing attention span Classes seem long and uninteresting and the 80 minutes drag on very slowly. Some people become restless and rowdy while others fight a losing battle as they try desperately to keep their eyes open. Even the teachers are frequently caught sneaking cat naps while pretending to read The Lethbridge books or magazines. Students who are busily attending classes watch enviously as other students sit basking in the gleaming sun during their spare. There's nothing worse than having a student wave sneeringly at you while you're in nearly roasting in the overpowering heat. At noon the halls are nearly empty. Everyone is outside on the either enjoying a soothing ice cream cone or a refreshing bottle of pop There is even a temptation to sneak a cool snack into class. Water fights are quite frequent in spring and summer It isn't an uncommon sight to see a person enter a class with clothes that are dripping wet. Although the teachers don't approve of students leaving small puddles of water wherever they the students don't mind being as long as it cools them off. Although the end of the school year marks the time of summer and it is also the time for Grade 12 students to part and go their separate ways. Kate Andrews High School will hold its graduation ceremonies on May 24 at the El Rancho in Lethbridge. Students realize that graduation will be the last time they will see each other together. Each student will be preparing his own life and each will be planning his own a decision which they will have to live with for the rest of their working lives. They will also have to face responsibility and an independence which most of them have never experienced before. A big load is thrown onto the shoulders of the young graduates. They no longer have their parents to lean on when they need extra money. They must learn to stand on their own feet and face the world with full force. Congratulations and best wishes are extended to all graduating students in 1974. MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALI CLASSICAL AND POPULAR LPRECORDS Reg. 3.98 to 7.95 1A9 Special I AIM a it 4.98 LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. ;